Epic Records has upped Joel Klaiman from senior VP to executive VP of promotion. The New York-based executive reports to Steve Barnett, Epic's executive VP/GM.

Epic Records has upped Joel Klaiman from senior VP to executive VP of promotion. The New York-based executive reports to Steve Barnett, Epic's executive VP/GM.

Klaiman has been senior VP of promotion since 2001. Prior to joining Epic in 1996, he held posts at Elektra Entertainment, EastWest Records, Savage Records and Frank DiLeo Management.

"Joel has played a major role on the newly revitalized Epic team," says Don Ienner, president of Sony Music U.S. "Through his energy and perseverance, he has taken projects that might be considered outside the mainstream and helped bring them across-the-board acceptance at radio. Epic's current success with such artists as Los Lonely Boys, Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse is a tribute to his skills as a promotion executive. His promotion is well-earned and well-deserved."